Design for Planet
This is our mission. It's our call to action.
The climate crisis is the biggest challenge of our lifetime and design has a critical role to play.
We need to re-design nearly every aspect of how we live our lives. Design shapes the world. So designers have huge power, and with power comes responsibility.
We aim to galvanise and support the 1.97 million people working in the UK's design economy to help address the climate crisis and achieve net zero and beyond, making design regenerative and not extractive.
Design for Planet provides a platform for visionaries, designers, business, government and communities who are leading the way in climate action.
Our goal is to provide support for everyone to make the planet a key stakeholder in everything we do.
We need to accelerate the speed with which we make design part of the solution, acknowledging that it has been a big part of the problem.
In 2021, we gathered together a collective of experts to create the Design for Planet Fellowship, who used their expertise to prototype new ways of working to inform climate action through design. We have some great examples of case studies and resources to learn more about Design for Planet in practice.
Designing products and services that make it easy and inclusive to live more sustainably
Designing sustainable and resilient places, with communities
Designing a circular economy which regenerates natural resources, with Mother Nature
European Commission, 2012
UK Green Building Council
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Branding Design for Planet
Discover the story behind our new logo (that is actually quite an old logo!).
From archive diving to climate conscious colour choices, we've been on a journey to put our best, planet-centred design foot forward.
Join the Meetup
Every month these informal get togethers focus on design and the climate emergency. We take a broad definition of design and have three speakers that take 10 minutes each to share their work, lessons learnt, skills and tools. The Meetups are held at a central London location and we provide a Zoom link for those who can't join us in person.